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Barbra Streisand Is, as Ever, Firmly in Control

Since her breakout in the 1960s, she’s been able to convince the world around her to listen — not by chasing trends but by remaining always and fully herself.

Patti LaBelle, the Doyenne of Philadelphia Soul

At 76, she is the embodiment of success, the personification of warmth and an artist who changed the landscape of American music.

Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and Dolly Parton on Their Most Memorable Performances

The legendary singers share their favorite moments captured onscreen over the years.

Saweetie, City Girls and the Female Rapper Renaissance

Streaming, social media and the tireless work of trailblazers have helped change the hip-hop landscape.

The Beat at the Heart of ‘Lovers Rock’

Steve McQueen’s new “Small Axe” anthology includes a film that centers on an offshoot of reggae that represented big shifts in the music, and in Black British culture.

Things To Do At Home

This week, listen to the music of Billie Holiday, attend a fashion workshop or get your tarot cards read.

How ‘The Crown’ Embraced ’80s Pop

Season 4 of the Netflix show takes viewers into a new decade, with a musical soundtrack to match, including artists like Stevie Nicks, Elton John and David Bowie.

How the Singer Patty Smyth Spends Her Sundays

The frontwoman of the 1980s band Scandal talks about promoting her solo album during a pandemic and her 23-year marriage to the tennis star John McEnroe.

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.

Taylor Swift Illuminates ‘Folklore’ in a Stripped-Down Studio Concert

Playing her latest album for the first time with two collaborators who helped make it, Swift heightens the songs’ sense of pristine contemplation.

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